|Offense||15th||69.0 (32nd)||256.0 (7th)|
|Defense||32nd||202.0 (32nd)||195.0 (3rd)|
|25||Acker, Kenneth||CB||6-0||195||2/6/1992||5||Southern Methodist|
|Amaro, Jace||TE||6-5||265||6/26/1992||4||Texas Tech|
|Atkinson, George||RB||6-1||220||11/29/1992||2||Notre Dame|
|97||Bailey, Allen||DE||6-3||288||3/25/1989||8||Miami (Fla.)|
|Braverman, Daniel||WR||5-10||185||9/28/1993||1||Western Michigan|
|7||Butker, Harrison||K||6-3||205||7/14/1995||2||Georgia Tech|
|Chappell, Devin||DB||6-2||199||5/14/1994||2||Oregon State|
|90||Charles, Stefan||DT||6-5||320||6/9/1988||5||Regina (Canada)|
|Dorleant, Makinton||CB||5-11||182||10/6/1992||2||Northern Iowa|
|76||Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent||T||6-5||321||2/11/1991||5||McGill (Canada)|
|45||Eligwe, Ukeme||LB||6-2||239||4/27/1994||2||Georgia Southern|
|75||Erving, Cameron||T||6-5||313||8/23/1992||4||Florida State|
|72||Fisher, Eric||T||6-7||315||1/5/1991||6||Central Michigan|
|91||Hali, Tamba||DE||6-3||275||11/3/1983||13||Penn State|
|10||Hill, Tyreek||WR||5-10||185||3/1/1994||3||West Alabama|
|Iworah, Prince Charles||CB||5-11||193||3/11/1993||2||Western Kentucky|
|95||Jones, Chris||DT||6-6||310||7/3/1994||3||Mississippi State|
|6||Lampkin, Ashton||CB||6-0||189||1/10/1994||2||Oklahoma State|
|15||Mahomes, Patrick||QB||6-2||230||9/17/1995||2||Texas Tech|
|McGill, T.Y.||DT||6-0||299||11/23/1992||4||NC State|
|34||McQuay, Leon III||SAF||6-1||195||11/21/1994||1||Southern California|
|20||Nelson, Steven||CB||5-11||194||1/22/1993||4||Oregon State|
|52||Nicolas, Dadi||LB||6-3||235||9/29/1992||3||Virginia Tech|
|99||Nunez-Roches, Rakeem||DT||6-2||307||7/3/1993||4||Southern Mississippi|
|57||Pierre-Louis, Kevin||LB||6-0||230||10/7/1991||5||Boston College|
|40||Reaser, Keith||CB||6-0||190||7/31/1991||3||Florida Atlantic|
|Redmond, Will||CB||6-0||186||12/28/1993||3||Mississippi State|
|Revis, Darrelle (FA)||DB||5-11||198||7/14/1985||12||Pittsburgh|
|48||Smith, Terrance||LB||6-2||235||5/3/1993||3||Florida State|
|49||Sorensen, Daniel||DB||6-2||208||3/5/1990||5||Brigham Young|
|40||Sterns, Jordan||DB||5-11||198||5/28/1994||1||Oklahoma State|
|30||Terrell, Steven||DB||5-10||197||9/21/1990||6||Texas A&M|
|35||West, Charcandrick||RB||5-10||205||6/2/1991||5||Abilene Christian|
|12||Wilson, Albert||WR||5-9||200||7/12/1992||5||Georgia State|
|70||Witzmann, Bryan||T||6-7||320||6/16/1990||4||South Dakota State|
|Wylie, Andrew||T||6-6||309||8/19/1994||1||Eastern Michigan|
|51||Zombo, Frank||LB||6-3||254||3/5/1987||9||Central Michigan|
Purcell signed with the Chiefs' practice squad in late November and will join Kansas City for its offseason program. He'll attempt to latch onto the 53-man roster as a reserve defensive lineman in 2018.
It sounds like the Chiefs weren't optimistic that Gaines would recover from the elbow injury he sustained in the Week 17 win over the Broncos in time for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Titans, so Kansas City elected to shut him down for the season in order to a clear a roster spot. Defensive tackle Stefan Charles was signed in a corresponding move. Gaines finishes the 2017 campaign with 30 tackles (23 solo) and three pass breakups across 14 games.
Nunez-Roches was listed as doubtful heading into the weekend, so his absence comes as no surprise. Jarvis Jenkins figures to see increased reps providing depth at defensive end as a result.
Murray's return to practice indicates he should be available Saturday against the Chargers. He will serve as a depth option in Kansas City's secondary behind starting strong safety Daniel Sorensen.
Ragland has now posted two consecutive weeks with nine tackles and eight solos, more than doubling his total for the season over that span. If he continues his current trend, the second-year linebacker could sneak his way onto the fantasy radar as an IDP option.
Pierre-Louis provided some rotational depth for the Chiefs and was effective while splitting time on defense and special teams. His contract expires in March, but he should find work somewhere in 2018.
Mitchell appeared in no more than eight games in his first three NFL seasons and wasn't much of a contributor in his first few seasons in the league. That changed in 2017, when the fourth-year cornerback provided the team with some quality snaps with Steven Nelson down with an abdominal injury early in the season, and Marcus Peters missing a game late due to a suspension and a rest day in Week 17. The team signed Darrelle Revis late in the campaign, but that experiment seemingly fell flat. A restricted free agent heading into 2018, it wouldn't be surprising if the Chiefs re-upped the 25-year-old in 2018, albeit more as a depth corner when Peters and Nelson are both on the field.
Wilson's practice reps were monitored by the Chiefs this week, as he progressed from a DNP on Tuesday to full participation Thursday. A season-best 10 catches for 147 yards in Week 17 was made possible by absences from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, so Wilson will be the fourth option, at best, in the passing attack, with versatile running back Kareem Hunt also expected to handle his workhorse role.
Nicolas hurt his knee in the final game of the regular season and required surgery Jan. 5. Coach Andy Reid suggested that Nicolas is in the latter stages of his rehab program and should be cleared to play for the start of the regular season. Nicolas is expected to serve in a depth capacity at linebacker in 2017.
Hill had a couple of glaring drops in the first half, but it didn't look like they would matter as the hosts raced out to a 21-3 lead. Tennessee was able to focus on taking Hill away after tight end Travis Kelce exited with a concussion in the second quarter, however, and the speedster failed to make much of an impact when the struggling Kansas City offense needed him most after falling behind late. Hill remains one of the league's most explosive players and should hold plenty of value next year regardless of who starts under center.
Baxter underwent surgery after he injured his wrist in Thursday's practice, and the team didn't release a timetable for his recovery. It's appears likely that Baxter was given a long timetable by team doctors, and that's what ultimately led to him being waived.
Price was placed on injured reserve shortly after being inactive for the season-opening win over the Browns, so he presumably received some sort of injury settlement from the Ravens as part of his release. Assuming he's able to pass a physical once he's no longer experiencing concussion symptoms, Price will be eligible to sign with any team.
It's unsurprising that Peters' regular-season numbers dipped slightly this season with teams continuing to look the opposite direction. Still, the ball-hawking corner has picked off a total of 19 passes in his first three seasons in the league, and his 2017 campaign was shortened two games, one by suspension and one for rest in Week 17. He remains on his rookie deal with the Chiefs through next season and has a club option north of $9 million available in 2019, but it wouldn't be surprising if Kansas City extends the star cornerback before then.
Holmes, who was released by the Browns in December, has 15 games under his belt during his first two professional seasons, but he has been relegated primarily to special-teams duty. He will attempt to secure a similar role with the Chiefs in 2018.
This was Parker's second straight week with three tackles and a fumble recovery, but he added an interception in the previous week. Parker now has 68 tackles (59 solo) through 15 games, and he played all 57 defensive snaps Sunday. The Chiefs have clinched the No. 4 AFC playoff spot and can't move up, though, so don't be surprised if Parker is rested at some point Sunday.
The transaction seems to confirm Thomas suffered a broken tibia during the regular-season finale. While Marcus Kemp has been promoted from the practice squad to bolster the back end of the receiving corps, the loss of Thomas and Akeem Hunt (ankle) to IR leaves a question mark on kickoff returns. Jehu Chesson may be the best candidate to fill that role with three such returns for 65 yards this season.
Although he originally made the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Devey was let go be the team Thursday. However, they have opted to re-sign him, and he once again figures to provide depth on the offensive line going forward.
Iworah spent most of the season on the 49ers' injured reserve list due to an undisclosed injury. However, he now has an opportunity for a fresh start in Kansas City after being waived by the 49ers a couple weeks ago.
Kpassagnon made the most of his expanded role Sunday by bringing down the quarterback on two different occasions. He remains bound to the Chiefs through the 2020 season, but he is unlikely to see a consistent role in the defense barring injuries at outside linebacker. However, Kpassagnon should continue to provide depth on the outside and assist on special teams.
Augusta spent the preseason with the Patriots but was waived off injured reserve with an injury settlement by the team in early September. The 23-year-old will have another opportunity with the Chiefs as he enters the team's offseason program.
Erving, a 2015 former first-round pick, struggled to mesh with the Cleveland line during his short tenure with the Browns. Given his struggles, the Browns understandably agreed to part ways with Erving once the Chiefs offered a 2018 fifth-round pick. The Florida State product reportedly lost his starting job to Shon Coleman after bouncing around to different positions. The Chiefs likely will aim to use Erving as a reserve lineman for the time being.
Butker thus finishes a spectacular 2017 campaign having made 38 of his 42 field-goal attempts on the year and all 28 of his extra-point tries. The rookie's contract remains intact through next season and his performance as a rookie will likely boost him up the kicker rankings heading into 2018.
Atkinson spent the preseason with the Raiders and flashed as both a runner and pass catcher in the preseason finale, rushing nine times for 60 yards and catching two passes for another 33 yards. However, he was cut prior to the season opener only to sign with the Chiefs' practice squad shortly thereafter. The Notre Dame product, who was clocked with a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the 2014 combine, possesses explosive measurables but will likely need to impress on special teams in order to stick with Kansas City into the 2018 campaign.
Bray has been third on the depth chart at quarterback behind Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes all season, and that's unlikely to change barring an injury to one of the two players. As a result, look for Bray to remain a fixture on the inactive list until further notice.
Dorleant played four games with the Packers in 2016 but was released in April with a failed physical, and was also handed a one-week suspension by the NFL in October. A change of scenery could be just what was needed for the 25-year-old, who also finished the 2016 season on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Hunt opened the scoring with a one-yard plunge, but failed to get much going after that as his team blew a 21-3 halftime lead. The rookie started the season hot and nabbed the league rushing title, but he flamed out when needed most. Still, Hunt's going to cost a hefty price in redraft leagues next year and makes for a wonderful keeper given his cheap going rate in most drafts prior to this campaign.
Hamilton, a second year defensive tackle out of Louisiana-Lafayette, is set to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Chargers. The Eagles are thin on the line with Fletcher Cox and Destiny Vaeao already ruled out, so Hamilton figures to see some rotational reps depending on game flow.
McQuay was selected by the Chiefs in the sixth round of this year's draft but has spent the entire season on the practice squad. He'll provide Kansas City with depth in the secondary after Steven Terrell (undislosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Eligwe fills a definite need for the Chiefs with veteran Derrick Johnson coming off his second Achilles injury. He started his career at Florida State and was a member of the Seminoles' national championship team, but finished his career at Georgia Southern after being dismissed from FSU. He was a standout player while at Georgia Southern and was able to resurrect his draft stock. He'll likely start out as a special teamer, but his tape from college shows that Eligwe has the potential to develop into a linebacker in the NFL.
West was expected to take the lead role for the Chiefs during Week 17, but an illness forced him to miss the contest. He provided minimal impact during the team's postseason game, but once again served in his role as a supplemental pass-catcher, spelling Kareem Hunt. He remains under contract through 2018, but it remains to be seen how frequently he will be utilized next season with Spencer Ware (knee) likely returning to the fold.
It's clear Mahomes has been the Chiefs' quarterback of the future since the team moved up 17 spots to draft him in the first round last April, but it's now apparent that the future is here. The 22-year-old has one start under his belt, a 27-24 win over the Broncos in Week 17 in which he completed 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards and one interception. Known for a rocket arm and athleticism, Mahomes will now get the entire offseason to get accustomed to his new role in the Chiefs' offense.
Terrell presumably suffered the injury in Sunday's victory over the Raiders. The team placed him on injured reserve Monday. He mainly provided depth in the secondary, so the defensive rotation is unlikely to be affected by his absence going forward.
Charles will provide the Chiefs with some depth along the defensive front with 3-4 ends Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle) and Jarvis Jenkins (knee) both nursing injuries heading into Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Titans. Even if the latter two players are inactive for the playoff game, Charles likely wouldn't be asked to play more than a handful of snaps as part of the Chiefs' line rotation.
Ford has been dealing with back issues since the first month of the season and hasn't played in a game since Oct. 30. He'll finish the season with 11 tackles and two sacks, but should be back with Kansas City in 2018 after the Chiefs exercised his fifth-year player option earlier this year.
Zombo matched his season-high total for tackles during the contest and notched his first full sack of the campaign. He had previously collected a half-sack in Week 5 against the Texans, giving him 1.5 for the season. The veteran also made just his third start of 2017 but could make another next week if Dee Ford (back) is unavailable again for the Chiefs.
Spiller found himself back in Kansas City earlier this week when Akeem Hunt (ankle) landed on injured reserve. That said, the backfield rides the coattails of Kareem Hunt, so Spiller's services won't be needed with strategic decisions made elsewhere on the game-day roster. Behind Kareem Hunt, Charcandrick West and Anthony Sherman will take any residual reps that don't go to the top running back.
Morse was placed on injured reserve in mid-December after injuring his foot in Week 2 and then re-injuring it in Week 13. The starting center still has a ways to go to get back to full strength so look for more updates to come once organized team activities begin later in the offseason.
Jones limped off the field with the assistance of trainers early in the third quarter. Jarvis Jenkins is likely to step in at defensive end in Jones' absence, since Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle) is inactive Saturday.
Conley ruptured his Achilles in Sunday's win over the Texans. The pass catcher had tallied 46 yards on three receptions before suffering the injury. He had not been a major part of the offense prior to going down, recording just 11 receptions for 175 yards and zero touchdowns in five games. Albert Wilson figures to see increased reps with Conley now on IR.
Weeks 16 and 17 were tough ones for Hunt, who entered the latter with a shoulder injury only to leave it with an ankle issue. The toll from both seemingly won't allow Hunt to play again during the Chiefs' upcoming playoff run. No matter, Kareem Hunt is the lead back by a mile in Kansas City, so Charcandrick West (illness) and the recently re-signed C.J. Spiller likely won't see the field much, if at all, in the coming weeks.
Harris was more involved in the passing game during the last two weeks of the regular season, hauling in a combined seven passes on 11 targets. However, he remains a distant second to Travis Kelce on the depth chart and should serve in the same role for the Chiefs in 2018. He has proven a capable backup when given the opportunity, but there won't be much opportunity barring an injury to Kelce.
Sorensen broke out in 2016 with the Chiefs and followed that up with another spectacular display in 2017. Although his turnover numbers (three interceptions, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries) from last season were difficult and unrealistic to replicate, the fourth-year pro improved his tackling totals by a wide margin (up to 89 from 63). With Eric Berry (Achilles) set to return in 2018 and Ron Parker also back, it's unclear how prevalent Sorensen's role in the defense will be next season.
McGill was on the Browns' 53-man roster through Week 14, but was active for only three games, recording one tackle. The 25-year-old also had five sacks across 25 games in two seasons with the Colts.
Robinson didn't prove highly effective during the 2017 campaign, but there may be hope on the horizon for an expanded role. Quarterback Alex Smith presumably will be traded during the offseason to make way for Patrick Mahomes under center. Mahomes established a connection with Robinson during the preseason and likely has continued working with him and the second-string offense. That trust was displayed Sunday when the rookie quarterback targeted Robinson 10 times, albeit with both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce on the sidelines. Still, things would look slightly brighter for Robinson heading into 2018 if Mahomes takes the reins.
One of several veterans cut loose by the Jets last offseason, Revis remained unsigned until early December, when the Chiefs inked him to a two-year deal. Revis appeared in five regular-season contests for the Chiefs and didn't provide the upgrade in the secondary the team was banking on, accruing 11 tackles, two pass breakups and no interceptions in those contests. With the 32-year-old on the downside of his career and his $1.02 million base salary for 2018 set to become guaranteed on March 18, Kansas City elected to release Revis in order to preserve some cap space. Revis' dismissal paves the way for Kendall Fuller, who the Chiefs acquired earlier this offseason in a that sent quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, to open the upcoming season in a starting role.
Shippen, a converted defensive back, went undrafted out of Temple in 2016 and has since spent time with the Dolphins and Rams, though he's yet to appear in an NFL game. Standing 5-foot-11, weighing approximately 196 pounds, and registering a 4.55 40-yard dash time at his 2016 Pro Day, he doesn't possess the measurables to warrant any sort of hype in fantasy circles.
Berry ruptured his Achilles against the Patriots in Week 1 last season but is already back running drills on the field, as a video posted by his agent Chad Speck shows. Barring any setbacks, the veteran safety should be available for OTAs this spring.
Logan hasn't missed a game all season, but there's no reason to rush him back in a game without playoff seeding implications. The fifth-year pro has 52 tackles (35 solo) and 1.5 sacks through 15 games, and Justin Hamilton will slot in at nose tackle for Sunday's game.
Though he has yet to make his NFL debut, Dieter has been a member of the Kansas City organization in some capacity since entering the league last spring after going undrafted out of Alabama. He signed with the team as a free agent in May after the draft, then spent the entire 2017 campaign on the practice squad upon being waived in training camp. Dieter will stick with the Chiefs throughout their offseason program and hope that the year of experience he's banked will increase his chances of winning a roster spot in 2018.
Wilson was released by the Chiefs just before the beginning of the season, but with Justin March (undisclosed) landing on the IR, the team decided to bring back the 24-year-old. Expect Wilson to serve as a backup behind Sam Barrington while also playing a role on special teams.
Duvernay-Tardif's absence will mark his fourth consecutive game missed. As a result, look for Zach Fulton to continue filling in at right guard.
Chesson played all 67 offensive snaps for the Chiefs on Sunday, but it didn't result in many looks or much of anything on the whole. He finishes the regular season having amassed just two catches for 18 yards in total and seems destined for a depth role again in 2018. However, De'Anthony Thomas' (lower leg) and Albert Wilson's contracts expire at the end of the season, potentially leaving some openings at wideout should the Chiefs elect to let them walk.
Two players from the secondary -- Nelson and Daniel Sorensen -- led the team in tackles during Sunday's tilt, which is generally not a good sign. After missing the early portions of 2017 due to core-muscle surgery, he's returned to the tune of 28 tackles through five games. He should continue to start opposite Marcus Peters and will face a tough matchup against the combo of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in Week 14.
Kelce was noticeably wobbly after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit during Saturday's loss to the Titans. Reids' comments suggest the tight end isn't experiencing any significant side effects in the aftermath of the injury. Under contract with the Chiefs through 2021, Kelce should be operating at full speed when OTAs commence in late April.
Charles signed with the Chiefs back in June before ultimately ending up on the team's practice squad. The exact reason for Tuesday's promotion isn't clear, but Charles will likely be used as a depth option at tight end behind Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris.
Being able to practice in some capacity bodes well for Bailey's chances of playing Sunday against the Bills. However, with just 29 tackles (17 solo) and two sacks on the season, fantasy owners won't be lining up to start Bailey if he's healthy.
With season-ending surgery expected on PCL and LCL tears in his right knee, Ware will yield the backfield to rookie Kareem Hunt in Week 1 and beyond. Additionally, C.J. Spiller's release Saturday leaves just one other true running back (Charcandrick West) on the roster, so Hunt appears in line to head a rushing attack that's much more balanced than most in the pass-happy NFL.
Kemp will provide the Chiefs with some depth at the wide receiver position during the postseason following the news that De'Anthony Thomas (lower leg) has hit injured reserve. However, his role likely will be limited to special teams barring multiple injuries at the position.
Hali was originally deemed questionable due to a knee injury, but will play through the issue. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, he should take on his usual workload at outside linebacker in the contest.
Amaro spent training camp with the Titans, but ultimately failed to make the team during final roster cuts. He later landed on the Chiefs' practice squad, and will now have an opportunity to impress during the offseason.
Acker left practice with a groin injury back in June, but it appears as though he's back to full strength after putting together a solid outing to kick off the preseason. While Acker did take the most snaps, he'll likely still be fighting for a depth spot at cornerback for the rest of training camp.
Smith suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Giants and was unable to clear protocol during this week of preparation. Smith is primarily used on special teams, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the team's defensive game plan.
The 2016 third-round draft pick failed to rehab from an ankle issue this preseason after missing all of last year with a significant knee injury. The 49ers could reclaim Redmond and place him on injured reserve if he passes through waivers Saturday.
Once he joins the Redskins, Smith is expected to sign a four-year, $94 million extension with $70 million guaranteed, which is still expected to be a cheaper alternative than signing Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal. Again, none of this will take place until the new league year begins on March 14. Smith, who will turn 34 in May, spent the past five seasons in Kansas City after being traded from San Francisco in 2013 in favor of a younger option in Colin Kaepernick -- an eerily similar situation to the current deal that will cement second-year pro Patrick Mahomes as the Chiefs' starting quarterback in 2018. Smith led the Chiefs to the postseason in four of his five seasons with the team and saved his best performance for last, posting a league-best 104.7 passer rating in 2017 while recording career-highs in passing yards (4,042) and touchdowns (26).
A fullback by trade, Sherman had not carried the ball more than twice in a season, let alone a game, since entering the league before Sunday's contest. It was more a result of circumstance than anything else and he should not be expected to repeat that volume anytime in the future, barring another similar scenario.
Although Houston's numbers have dipped over the last couple of seasons due to injury, he returned to form in 2017, nearing double-digit sacks over 15 games. Still just 28 and under contract for the next three seasons, the seventh-year pro will almost certainly resume his role with the team next season. If he manages to stay healthy again, it wouldn't be surprising if Houston reaches or tops 10 sacks for the first time since 2014.
Fisher woke up Monday unsure if he'd be ready, but following a good showing in warmups, he'll anchor the Kansas City offensive line to close out Week 4 action.
Firkser, who is capable of playing either fullback or tight end, attended training camp with the Jets last summer after going undrafted out of Harvard. The 22-year-old caught three passes for 22 yards during the preseason, but it wasn't enough for him to earn a roster spot with New York.
Braverman was signed to Kansas City's practice squad last week but the Chiefs signing him to a reserve/future contract ensures he'll remain under team control throughout the offseason. The 2016 seventh-rounder possesses a 4.47 40-yard dash time but his diminutive size (5-foot-10, 177 pounds) could hold him back.
Though the Chiefs have already announced that they will void the linebacker's contract for 2018, Johnson isn't ready to cease pursuit of his first Super Bowl championship. The veteran noted that while he prefers to keep serving in a starting role regardless of where he lands this offseason, but indicated that his main focus is to win a championship. If that's the case, Johnson may have to settle for a decreased role if he joins a playoff-contending club, given that he saw his productivity decline in his final year with the Chiefs. Over 15 regular-season appearances in 2017, Johnson tallied 71 tackles, his lowest output in the category for any season in which he has played at least 13 games since 2009.